White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued to dig a deeper hole for his boss Thursday when he blamed former President Barack Obama for giving security clearance to Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn in the spring of 2016. Flynn actually had his clearance revoked in 2014 when he was “allowed to...
Secretary of State Tillerson tells NPR Kim Jong Un has to show up willing to talk about giving up the arms: "We do not seek a collapse of [his] regime.... We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula."
Trump’s pick for labor secretary was confirmed Thursday — just under the wire to complete the POTUS' cabinet before his 100th day in office.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. Show More Summary
An email drafted by State Department diplomats is an apparent attempt to get the U.N. ambassador and the secretary of state on the same page.
Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, was nominated as labor secretary by Trump in mid-February.
WASHINGTON ? The Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta to be the next labor secretary on Thursday, filling an important but long-vacant role in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Lawmakers voted 60-38 in favor of Acosta’s nomination, with all Republicans and a handful of Democrats supporting the law school dean and former official in the George W. Show More Summary
Acosta has been a federal prosecutor, a civil rights chief at the Justice Department and a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
ABC News' Cecilia Vega asks Sean Spicer why Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin couldn't guarantee that middle class would not pay more with new tax plan.
Donald Trump’s interior secretary does not seem to be reading from the same script as Trump on the recent executive order calling for a review of national monuments created since 1996. Though Ryan Zinke’s remarks at the signing ceremony...Show More Summary
The Senate has just confirmed Alex Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. The vote was 60-38. As I've said before, I was pleased with this pick given the current administration. Now the rubber meets the road. -Jeff Hirsch
Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about the specifics that are involved in vetting and...
The Senate voted to confirm Alexander Acosta as labor secretary Thursday, elevating the Florida law school dean and former U.S. attorney for Florida’s southern district to fill one of the … Click to Continue »
The Senate has confirmed law school dean Alex Acosta as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. Acosta has been a federal prosecutor, a civil rights chief at the Justice Department and a member of the National Labor Relations Board. The fast food CEO acknowledged having hired a housekeeper not authorized to work in the U.S. and belatedly paying the related taxes.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as secretary of Labor, filling out President Trump's Cabinet. The 60-38 vote confirms Acosta to the post. Once sworn as the nation's 27th secretary of Labor, the son of Cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greeted Saudi Arabia's foreign minister at the Pentagon last month, the first thing he did was joke about the time "the Iranians tried to murder you."
President Donald Trump’s proposal to drop the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn announced at a press conference Wednesday, may sound like a tremendous leap, but in reality, many firms — including...
Former Secretary of Education and new Knight Commission head has known the issues his whole life
During the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said that the Trump White House did not review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s security clearance that was issued during the Obama administrat...